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Mikkeller Santas Little Helper 2011

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
98
style
Mikkeller
Formerly brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Copenhagen, Denmark

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unknown

on tap
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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: En mørk, stærk belgisk ale brygget på: vand, malt, flækket hvede, mørk candi sirup, mørk cassonadesukker, humle, krydderier og gær.

English: Belgian Ale brewed with spices


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9481) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle @ Bull and Bush Christmas tasting. Dark reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Toasty caramel malty, slightly spicy, lightly fruity, toffee aroma. Roasty dark malty, toffee/caramel, spicy, piney flavor. Pretty nice beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bernold (9) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2011 does not count
Nice thick and sturdy. Just a hint of christmas flavors. Made me feel all warm inside

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (2439) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2011
Pours very dark red with a tan head. Aroma is spices and roasted malts, as is pretty much the flavor. Brilliant again from Mikkeller.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2455) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2011
375 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Very dark brown/black, opaque liquid with mahogany edges and huge tan head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruits, fruity, piny hops, fruity yeast esters, dark sugar, spices and some light coffee. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter and quite roasted but still fruity in a belgian way. Medium to full bodied with OK carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. A bit boozy but nothing too awful. Nice one, though it feels a bit more like an Imperial Porter or Stout than a Belgian Strong Ale (even if the belgo notes absolutely are there).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt, chocolate, hops, pine, and a hint of roasting. Poured very dark brown in color with a small, creamy, dense tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, chocolate, and a hint of soy. Medium body. Average texture. Soft carbonation. Medium sweet, malt and chocolate finish is dry. 10.9%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1396) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2011
Smell of licorice, oil, caramel. Colour very dark brown, with a faint of red. Medium brown, creamy head. As cold, aroma of nuts, liqueur, some coffee and slightly burning sensation of high alcohol content. Long aftertaste. Sweet.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle from systembolaget, Christmas beer tasting. Helsingborg, November 2011.
Big aromas of chocolate, nuts, pears, dark sugar and Belgian yeast. Slightly vinous with a soft refined sweetness. Smooth body with a lot of flavour. Loads of toffee, chocolate and spices shines through in the taste. Very balanced. More flavours of pears, syrup, nuts and esters emerge as the beer warms up. Great Christmas beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6227) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
draft at Blue Monk, darker pour. Aromas of chocolate with some light dark fruits. Pretty intense at almost 11%, chocolate, light dark cherry. Not overly complex but pretty tasty

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2011
Flaske 0,33l fra Alko Muonio. Kosedrigg hjemme 4 Des 11. Kullsort. Høyt lysebrunt kremaktig & luftig skum som fester seg til glasset. Varer lenge. Topp utseende! Deilig aroma av lakris med undertoner av røstet malt. Fløyelsmyk munnfølelse. Smaken er sammensatt. Først søt frukt. Så kommer syrlighet med kaffe og så lakris. Alkoholen merkes ikke. Forbausende lett-drikkelig. Litt skummelt.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (4509) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle thx to larsniclas cons 2011-12-02 Göteborg AR: spicey, roaste malt AP: dark brown colored body, wee beige head F: roasted malt, cloves, great bitterness


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